I have had the privilege of working in many different mediums with a wide variety of clients. Much of my work has been in the non-profit sector, though my recent workload centered in the medical device sector, financial services and national franchise operations.
I spend more and more of my time helping guide organizations to good technology purchasing decisions. An app or web property must be one that you can live with long after launch. This involves understanding business needs and capabilities first and foremost.
Most recently I was a partner at Convey Studio. We created engaging, powerful custom tools for enterprise mobile device fleets, mostly for the medical device industry, web middleware and frontend web experiences.
Much of my recent work is under NDAs or on internal corporate projects, and cannot be publicly posted. However, some of it can be presented privately upon request.
At my last company, we primarily operated in a LAMP stack environment, using Laravel or other frameowrks on more complex projects. (Twig … who comes up with these names?) Serverside we used a lot of Node.js, and frontends were typically built in Wordpress or Bootstrap.
Whenever possible, I prefer to keep project code versioned and tidy in Github or Bitbucket. My preference for project management is JIRA, though I also spend a lot of time in Asana.
I majored in international relations with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures.
While not typically a course of study pursued by budding designers, it has proved invaluable in understanding people and helps foster engaging dinner party conversation.
For the last 15 years I have enjoyed a wonderful outdoor-focused life at the foot of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 2014, I began traveling extensively, living in New Zealand for a while and Chiang Mai for short periods of time. I often work from the road, I could bore you with stories, or you can see the pictures on Instagram.